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HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (February 3, 2016) — When it comes to matters of the heart, it’s not just about sharing the love once a year on Valentine’s Day. Americans devote the entire month of February to heart health awareness in a national effort to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death among men and women in the U.S., and one of the biggest contributing factors is high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 67 million Americans live with high blood pressure, therefore making it essential for individuals to regularly check their blood pressure and find ways to control it. One way to help keep blood pressure controlled is through regular, therapeutic massage.
The overall benefits of massage are numerous, but lowering blood pressure* is a key one, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. A massage can not only relax high-tension muscles, but also allows the blood flow to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the muscles, which helps reduce inflammation, stiffness and pain. Cortisol levels decrease through massage, too, allowing the body to be in a more relaxed state and improve the functioning of the immune system.
“Massage is an intimate, healthful gift idea that benefits the recipient well beyond a day of pampering,” said Kristin Adams, owner of Elements Massage™ in Castle Rock, Colorado; and coming soon, Elements Massage™ in the Castle Rock, Colorado, Promenade. “For Valentine’s Day, what could be healthier for a relationship than caring for the heart with a stress-relieving massage that’s sure to leave you and your loved one feeling their best?”
Massage therapy can also reduce back pain, increase joint flexibility and boost immunity to colds and flu during the winter months. As Elements breaks down on the company’s website, there are many benefits of massage that can assist in treating a variety of health concerns.   

About Elements Massage™ and Wellbiz Brands Inc.

WellBiz Brands Inc. is headquartered in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, and is one of the largest health and wellness companies in the U.S. The company manages three separate franchise entities: Elements Therapeutic Massage LLC, which franchises massage studios, providing custom therapeutic massage to meet clients’ individual needs; FIT36 LLC, which franchises high-intensity interval training studios, with workouts done as a group; and Fitness Together Franchise LLC, which franchises one-on-one and semi-private group personal training studios. Elements Therapeutic Massage LLC began franchising in 2006 and has more than 215 Elements Massage™ locations in 36 states. Fit 36 LLC began franchising in 2014 and has five FIT36® locations in three states (Colorado, New Jersey and Virginia), including three in the Denver Metro Area. Fitness Together Franchise LLC began franchising in 1996 and has approximately 165 Fitness Together® locations across the U.S. For more information about Elements Massage™ and The Elements Promise™, visit ElementsMassage.com. For more information about FIT36® visit FIT36fitness.com. For more information about Fitness Together®, visit FitnessTogether.com.